Magnolia House is a newly built detached house of cutting edge design and contemporary luxury. The house is centrally heated with oak wooden floors and LED downlights throughout and a balcony upstairs to enjoy the breath-taking views. Outside, the level compact garden surrounds the house with lawn and a private south facing seating area at the front. There is plenty of allocated parking. This unique setting and all year holiday letting makes it an ideal retreat for singles, couples, families or friends sharing. For those who prefer an active holiday, this tranquil setting is perfect to unwind at the end of an energetic day.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
House in Aylesbeare, Exeter, East Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful, Rural Locat
Paul and Anna Slade
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About Paul and Anna Slade
Hello, my name is Paul. My wife Anna and I have lived in the area for 25 years and have 3 teenage children. Having both been born in Devon, we have enjoyed the wonderful countryside the area has to offer, which inspired us to keep sheep, chickens and ducks. Both Anna and I have horticultural backgrounds, being a landscape gardener and florist by trade. We have designed and built a number of properties including cider barn, coach house, school and more recently an oak framed log cabin which we now live in. This then inspired us to build a south facing, cedar clad, glass fronted lodge which has spectacular views, making full use of the sun. So come and join us for a wonderful holiday in this unique location – you will never want to leave!
Paul and Anna Slade purchased this House in 2005
Why Paul and Anna Slade chose Exeter
The property is surrounded by mature trees and is adjoining Woodbury Commons. This allows us to take lovely long walks over the heathland where nightingales and the Dartford worblers can be seen. We are centrally located which makes it easy to reach the sea at Budliegh Salterton and Exmouth as well as Sidmouth, and only 10 minutes to Exeter. There are wonderful views of Dartmoor and Exeter which can be seen from the lodge. The site enjoys sunshine all day long as it is south facing and very sheltered. The site is quiet and removed from the
What makes this House unique
The property is quiet, private and secure. We have 7 acres of land and keep sheep, ducks and chickens. We can sit peacefully beside our wildlife pond which is home to ducks, coots, dragonflies and danselflies, as well as carp and tench. With so much available locally such as pubs, farm shops, the beach and other tourist attractions, we can offer a place to escape either after a busy day or just relaxing in the front garden soaking up the sun.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A step up from the usual!
Wow!! I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some fabulous rental cottages but this one beats them all, no contest! What a beautiful, unique, well thought out and kitted out rental. Immaculately clean throughout with good quality furnishings and equipment. Location great for walking and relaxing with friendly chickens too. We loved it and I can’t wait to go back.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come again, we would love to have you.
Fabulous Holiday Home
Excellent stay in well-appointed, comfortable, warm house with attentive host.
Home from Home
The property was clean, well equipped and was set in beautiful surroundings.
Paul was very welcoming and provided a lot of the essentials as well as a nice bottle of wine.
You won’t be disappointed!
Apart from an environmentally sensitive and beautifully designed house in a stunning setting, you will find that owner Paul is a mine of information about the area and the countryside in this AONB.
Very convenient for Exeter, Budleigh, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Beer and many other destinations. Easy to find and a ready welcome from the hosts. You won’t be disappointed!
A beautifully appointed and characterful home in a tranquil, yet convenient location.
We felt at home immediately, greeted by fresh bread, strawberries and cream, prosecco and beautiful flowers, left thoughtfully by the owner, Paul. Magnolia lodge is beautifully appointed and comfortably furnished with some amazing oak furniture, totally inkeeping with the house. The location is quiet and peaceful, with views over the garden onto a field of sheep and friendly chickens and a pair of ducks wandering around. There are so many beautiful places close at hand - Sidmouth, Beer, a quirky National Trust property A La Ronde, Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast a little further, to name but a few. The (very) local Halfway Inn, is good for food and there is an excellent Waitrose store on the edge of Sidmouth as well as other supermarkets. We’ve had a wonderful stay here and would find it difficult to fault.
A Beautiful house
Magnolia House is a Beautiful Holiday home,with everything you could possible want and more,spacious,clean and very comfortable,very near to all the lovely beaches and amenities of Devon,Paul is there to meet you and is around should you need any advice or directions, A lovely touch was the bread,wine and milk that Paul provided for us on arrival,thank you Paul, it was very much appreciated,We would love to go back,John,Vilma,Claire,Joe and Ben.
Special interest holidays:
As an area of outstanding natural beauty there are many trails and walks designed for walking and mountain biking. Locally there is the Jurassic coastline which has spectacular views and plenty of stops for refreshment along the way.
The main coastal towns from Teignmoth to Axmouth are within a 30 minute drive. Budleigh Salterton is just 8 miles – 15 minutes by car - and is great for swimming. Not quite so far is Exmouth beach which is a more traditional seaside resort for ‘bucket & spade’ family fun, with plenty of water-sports on offer. Sidmouth beach is closer still, just 13 minutes away, which caters for all round family fun with sand, pebbles and rock pools and it’s also great for swimming.
Exeter city centre is 8 miles away with railway stations on both the London Paddington and Waterloo lines. To nearest airport is Exeter International Airport which is approximately 11 miles to the east of Exeter. A car is recommended.
To find us, leave M5 at Junction 30 onto the A3052 (Lyme Regis). Within 5.25 miles at Halfway Inn turn right onto the B3180 towards Exmouth. ….Oak Lodge is on the right within 0.5 mile.
Exeter city centre is 8 miles.
The village of Aylesbeare is 1 mile.
Sidmouth beach is 8 miles
Exmouth beach is 8 miles
Budliegh Salerton beach is 7 miles
Bicton Park is 5 miles
Crealy great adventure park is 3 miles
Darts farm shop, near Topsham is 4 miles
There is so much for families in this area. Crealy Park appeals to children (even adults), of all ages. ‘Go Ape’ at Haldon Forest if you’re into climbing trees and sliding across high wires. For the less energetic there’s the tamer activities of zoos in Paignton, Sparkwell (Dartmoor Zoological Park) and Exmoor (Exmoor Zoo). There’s also the Plymouth National Aquarium, Pennywell Farm and the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth (which is free!).
For entertainment possibilities in all weathers there’s Bicton Park, Pecorama and Seaton Tramway. Indoor swimming pools in Axminster and Sidmouth. Small local cinemas at Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, with a multi-plex at Exeter. Boat trips run from Topsham, Exmouth and Sidmouth and boats for hire are available at Beer. Traditional activities such as fossil hunting is at Lyme and hours of fun in the rock pools are at Sidmouth.
Families with young children are well catered for in Budleigh with the beach and play park nearby. Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is lovely and just a few minutes away. Powderham Castle is in a beautiful setting beside the Exe estuary. The Cathedral City of Exeter has shops, leisure centres, cinemas and huge variety of restaurant and wine bar options. Within the area there are various villages, it includes fabulous local farm shops which provide local produce of meats, fish and veg. The closest farm shop Greendales is 2 miles away, and along with all the usual produce which they grow and rear, they also own their own fleet of boats and sell their caught fish. They also have their own fish and chip shop on site either take-away for a meal in their café. If you want a more elegant evening out, there are good quality local pubs and restaurant. The larger supermarkets of Tescos and Waitrose are within a 15 minute drive.There are ample opportunities for walking, riding and cycling in the East Devon Common which is just 5 minutes by car, or a few minutes longer with a pleasant cycle ride through the country.
Please contact owners for further information. Changeover Day: Saturday Departure - by 10am Arrival - from 4pm Notes on prices: short breaks are calculated at: 3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff, 4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff, 5 nights is 80% of the weekly tariff and 6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff. we offer 3 nights minimum all year around with the exception of july and august where 7 nights is the minimum.